Sundays at Noon: Julie Sassoon - piano, Willi Kellers - percussion
Sundays at Noon Concert Series
May 28th 11.00
11.00 am please note due to a government event in Parnell Square, this concert will take place at the earlier than usual time of 11.00am
Julie Sassoon - piano
Willi Kellers - percussion
This unique Berlin-based duo create meditative improvisations of transcendental proportions. You hear lyrical melodies and percussive outbursts hailing from the worlds of Bartok and Stravinsky, layered with wild jazz, African drumbeats in explosive abandon... then suddenly, a switch to quiet almost inaudible sequences. Classically trained pianist Julie Sassoon gradually moved from the traditional genre through jazz into improvised music. Amongst countless jazz greats, Willi Kellers has played with Keith Tippett and Marylin Crispell. Julie with her pervasive emotionality and individual style provides an equal force.
Julie Sassoon, whose playing has frequently been compared with Keith Jarrett’s legendary Cologne concert, moves between composition and improvisation: a shimmering, ethereal music, created from finely wrought, complex sound clusters of consistently imaginative expression. It is at once focussed yet open, conveying both meditative stillness and agitated restlessness. Fragile tenderness is juxtaposed with powerful expressiveness.
„...an unclassifable venture... Julie Sassoon consistently makes the piano, her voice and her deepest emotions sound awesomely and naturally inseparable..." John Fordham, Guardian
"...Her music cannot be categorised... I know of no music quite like it... simply spellbinding..." All about Jazz
Willi Kellers - "One of the best drummers in Germany" Jan Kühnemund,